Borussia Dortmund are busy this week preparing for their Bundesliga fixture away to the Rhein Energie Stadion against FC Koln. However, after a positive Covid-19 test in their camp, FC Koln have cancelled training Wednesday as a precaution. Here is the tweet from Ruhr Nachrichten:
Beim 1. FC #Köln gibt es einen #Corona-Fall im Funktionsteam. Der Klub hat deshalb vorsorglich das für Mittwoch angesetzte Training abgesagt. Der #BVB spielt am Samstag gegen #Köln: https://t.co/B1Rhf2OCSL (Foto: dpa) pic.twitter.com/wbnlcFwMZK— Ruhr Nachrichten BVB (@RNBVB) March 17, 2021
Hopefully, this is an isolated case and the match can go ahead on schedule. While the week off combined with the following International break would give injured Dortmund players Jadon Sancho, Raphael Guerreiro, and Mateu Morey time to get healthy for a possible re-arranged fixture, Die Schwarzgelben surely have enough right now to easily dispatch the Billy Goats given their strong form. Additionally, with nine Bundesliga matches still to play, two quarterfinal legs in the Champions League, and a DFB-Pokal semi-final on May 1st, Dortmund really do not want to squeeze another fixture in the calendar later on.
Struggling to stay above the relegation zone, just one point above the playoff spot, Koln would rather have all players available than enter this match short-handed at the weekend. We will have to wait and see how serious this situation is, but hopefully the match can go on as scheduled.